Get Faster Help at a Disaster Recovery Center

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Release date: 
December 20, 1999
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Disaster recovery officials urge victims of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene to visit their local Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to take advantage now of services offered. The time they will remain open is limited.

The eight remaining DRCs offer application assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan services, mental health counseling referrals, insurance information, disaster housing help, hazard mitigation information and a variety of other services.

"People should come to the DRC if they want to talk to someone face to face," recommends Jane Kennedy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) DRC manager. "You sit down with a disaster recovery expert who will assist you in preparing an individualized long-term recovery plan."

Visitors to the DRCs should note the centers are open special hours during the holiday week. On Thursday, Dec. 23, they will be open 8 a.m. to noon. The centers will be closed on Friday through Sunday, Dec. 24, 25 and 26. They resume normal hours on Monday, Dec. 27: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Moday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The deadline to apply for recovery help is Tuesday, Jan. 18. Call 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to register.

The eight DRCs are located at the following addresses:

Edgecombe County
Edgecombe Social Services
3003 North Main

Nash County
300 Southeast Main St.
Station Square Mall
Rocky Mount

Wayne County
The Borden Building
138 West Walnut St.

Pitt County
Carolina East Center, Suite 10
South Memorial Dr.

Lenoir County
Old Safeway Bldg.
107 S. Queen St.

Pender County
109 S. Wright, HWY 53
(across from courthouse)

Columbus County
415 S. Madison St.

Bertie County
129 South King St.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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